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REFURBISHMENT OF THE SWIMMING POOL PLAY AREA

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:47am

Ahoy there!

Faversham Rotary Club funded the original play areaat the Swiming Pool nearly 30 years ago, so the Club is delighted to have been involved with the refurbishment, which was chosen to mark the Club’s 70th anniversary. Through donations, grants and fund-raising activities, the Club contributed £10,000 to the project, which was led by Swale Borough Council.

The newly improved and upgraded Faversham Pools Play Area is now open.  All the previous equipment has been completely replaced. With slide, musical play panel and hammock, the centrepiece is a brand new pirate ship - after all, Faversham is on a tidal creek! There’s also a roundabout, swings and an octopus seesaw. The colourful safety surface includes a starfish and other sea-themed graphics. The area provides a safe environment for adventurous play for children with a wide range of abilities.

CROCUSES FOR PURPLE FOR POLIO

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 13/03/2019 - 12:00pm

Thank you to all the  people of Faversham. On Saturday 2nd March we joined the rest of the Rotary movement in helping eradicate Polio from our planet. As part of the Purple for Polio initiative in exchange for a donation people received a pot bursting with purple crocuses. As a result we raised in excess of £500!! This will be tripled thanks to Rotary International support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation whereby every £1 we raise the Foundation will add £2. This makes a huge difference and we are very grateful to those who helped.

 

ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS' CHRISTMAS PARTY 13 DECEMBER 2018

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 3:45pm

On Thursday 13th December 80 local Senior Citizens came to lunch at the Alexander Centre where they were entertained to Christmas carols sung by Faversham singers and 37 young pupils from St Mary’s Primary School. Faversham Rotary members have maintained this tradition for some years and new member Clarissa Hanna offered to organise it for the first time.

As the guests arrived they were greeted personally and warmly by Rotary members and entered a well decorated room complete with helium balloons and festive tablecloths. Local musicians sang as the guests settled in and drank tea and biscuits and of course, the ubiquitous Quality Street chocolates.   Faversham’s Mayor Trevor Abrams came along with the Lady Mayoress. They and Rotary President Sue Hoey welcomed Mr Oz from Ossie’s Fish and Chip Shop who personally ensured the safe delivery of sufficient packages of freshly cooked Fish and chips to serve to the guests. The Mayor and his wife sat and ate alongside the senior citizens, chatting and joining in the carols sang beautifully by the schoolchildren. Afterwards the children handed out mince pies while Rotarians served glasses of sherry to the guests. Sue Hoey had earlier signed Christmas cards for each guest to take home with them. Some of the guests even got up to dance with the children.

Obviously we have to rely on the generosity of local business people like Ossie’s, and the generosity of Rotarians who donated items such as crackers, sherry and chocolates. Above all it was a team effort and without fellow Rotarians’ willingness to give freely of their time and goodwill, including volunteering to drive the minibus, it would not have been such a successful event. “ 

A GREAT CHRISTMAS CAROL TOUR COLLECTION

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 11:07am

Now that the dust has settled after the Christmas and New Year festivities, it is great to be able to reveal that we collected a fantastic £4,275 from our door to door and static collections during the 2 weeks before Christmas.  Well done to all the collectors and many thanks for the people of Faversham for their generosity.  All the proceeds will be used to support local charities.

Switching on the Christmas Lights in Faversham

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:34am

We were helping out at the Faversham Town Christmas lights switch on last Saturday afternoon. Amongst the helpers were (left to right), Sue Hoey Ruth Carlisle and Michael Hoey. 

WELCOME TO PETER MEANEY

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:41am

Last night we had great pleasure in inducting Peter Meaney into the Club; he is the fourth new member this Roatary year.  Welcome Peter.

SUPPORT TO HI KENT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 11:49am

Our club has recently supported the good work of HiKent with a donation of £280. HiKent is a local registered charity providing services such as lipreading and sign language classes to the hard of hearing and deaf people. Receiving the cheque from Faversham Rotary Club President Sue Hoey is Alison Ellman-Brown of HiKent.

AND ANOTHER NEW MEMBER!

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 1:47pm

Welcome to John Bromiley, who was inducted into the Club on the 9th July.  John had been a Rotarian many moons ago but had to leave due to work committments.  Its good to see him rejoin!!

SUPPORT AT THE NAUTICAL FESTIVAL

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 21/07/2018 - 1:44pm

The Rotary Club of Faversham played its part in the Faversham Nautical Festival last weekend. Our bottle stall raised over £200 for theFaversham Cottage Hospital. We also provided marshalling services on what was an amazing sunny and busy day - Thanks to everyone involved!

WELCOME TO TWO NEW MEMBERS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 11:40am

It was with great pleasure that we inducted two new members on the 2nd July as the first matter of business in the new Rotary year.  Welcome to Clarissa Hanna and Trevor Bryans!

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